Monday, July 6, 2009

Some Mister Softee Trucks are More Equal than Others

Grape Nut Ice Cream from Mister Softee
Last month Blondie and I discovered the wonders of the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck. Piloted by bassonist and all around awesome guy, Doug Quint, The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck operates out of a standard Mr. Softee truck, but along with the regulation chocolate and rainbow sprinkles and the various chocolate and cherry dip, he also rolls cones in Nilla wafers, dulce de leche and smothers ice cream sandwiches with organic peanut butter and nutella. A couple weekends ago, Lawman and I discovered another Mister Softee truck in Prospect Park South with its own unique ice cream offerings...

Yes! A Mister Softee Truck that offers "hard" ice cream in addition to soft ice cream and Grape Nut ice cream to boot. For those of your who like ice cream trucks, but aren't big on the soft serve, according to Peter, the truck's operator, he's out daily on Church Avenue from about noon until 7:00ish. On Saturdays and Sundays you can find him on Church and 16th Street outside of Bobby's Department Store and Monday through Friday he's usually a block up on Church at 17th Street.

Prospect Park South Mister Softee

As a New Englander, I grew up loving Grape Nut ice cream and Peter affirmed that Grape Nut ice cream is popular is very popular in Jamaica and there's a big demand for it from his customers. The base of this Grape Nut Ice cream sort of had a rumlike flavor, so if you're looking for a plain vanilla base is probably not be for you, but if you love rum ice cream (and Grape Nuts) this might be just what you're looking for.

Prospect Park South Mister Softee


I was sad to discover that this season, Uncle Louie G seems to have stopped carrying Grape Nut ice cream, so I'm glad to know there's another place I can get my fix. Speaking of getting my fix, I am a bit concerned about the declining sales of Grape Nuts. I'm buying a box tomorrow! Perhaps some Grape Nut pudding is in my future...

14 comments:

Bear Silber said...

Wahhhhhhhhh!?! Grape Nut ice cream? I've never heard of that. I love Grape Nuts. That would be awesome to try. I doubt I could find someone making it anywhere near me.


...I must say, I love soft serve better than regular ice cream. There's nothing better to me than a soft serve vanilla in a cone with a little chocolate syrup and nuts on top....mmmmm.

Allison Robicelli said...

What is this grape nuts ice cream?!?!? I used to love grape nuts and vanilla yogurt- I had it for breakfast nearly every day when I was a kid. Perhaps after further investigation I can devise a grape nut "ice cream" cupcake....

Btw- if you guys are available this Saturday, we'll be at Brooklyn Based's "Pretty In Pink Prom" at The Bell House, selling special cupcakes based on the characters from the movie. I am also considering buying a pair of gold lame stretch pants for the event.

anna said...

When I was a kid my mom would just put grape nuts on our vanilla ice cream. It's great! I imagine if they come pre-stirred into the ice cream they're probably softer than if they're just used as a topping.

Hino Trucks said...

What is this grape nuts ice cream? I went to a shop with over a hundred flavors and they had not heard of it.

Auto1 said...

Butter Pecan, wow that brings back some fond memories.

Auto Professionals said...

Some very nice flavors there.

Ben Cousins said...

Vanilla is the original and best.

Truck said...

I have to agree with Ben on that one.

Nissan4x4 said...

The big gay ice cream van, what a name!

Free Stuff said...

What is a softee swirl like?

Mercedes-Benz said...

The guy in the van doesn't look too happy.

Automotive Recruitment said...

lol, a grumpy ice cream man.

Hino said...

Maybe due to the van name me thinks.

Josh said...

Wow! I adore those old-school truck with their childish ice-creams with the great tastes..they kind of were forgotten with all the taco trucks all over..


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